Rome, Italy, Mar 11, 2013 / 15:29 pm
In a March 10 homily in Rome, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C. emphasized the importance of the sacrament of confession in liberating the faithful and leading them back to God.
"It remains one of the great marvels of God's love that God would make forgiveness so readily available to each of us," Cardinal Wuerl said.
"In the simple actions of contrition, confession, absolution, and satisfaction we are restored to a whole new life," he explained.
The cardinal's comments came during his homily at Saint Peter in Chains, his titular church in Rome. Since cardinals are part of the clergy of Rome, each is given a titular parish, which they are responsible for supporting.